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James McAvoy

James McAvoy young

Birth Date

April 21, 1979


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 7 in | 170 cm

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67 kg | 148 pounds


41 in | 104 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU


33 in | 84 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

James McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, United Kingdom, on April 21, 1979, is a Scottish actor.

Young James McAvoy began his acting career as a member of PACE Youth Theatre, in Paisley, Scotland.

He made his big screen debut in thriller drama film The Near Room (1995) in role as Kevin Savage, at the age of fifteen.

He got his television debut in police procedural series The Bill (1997) in episode "Rent", in role as Gavin Donald.

McAvoy's breakthrough performance came as Robbie Turner in romantic war drama movie Atonement (2007), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

New Movies

Glass (2019) psychological superhero thriller in role as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde / The Beast

It Chapter Two (2019) supernatural horror in role as Bill Denbrough

Dark Phoenix (2019) superhero in role as Charles Xavier / Professor X

Best Movies

He won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as Bruce Robertson in crime comedy drama film Filth (2013).

He portrayed Charles Xavier / Professor X in the X-Men film series:

X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Deadpool 2 (2018) uncredited cameo

Dark Phoenix (2019)

He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Nicholas Garrigan in historical drama film The Last King of Scotland (2006).

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) fantasy adventure in role as faun Mr. Tumnus

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) drama with Jessica Chastain and William Hurt

Becoming Jane (2007) biographical romantic drama with Anne Hathaway

Penelope (2006) fantasy romantic comedy with Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon

Welcome to the Punch (2013) action thriller with Mark Strong

Wanted (2008) action thriller opposite Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Chris Pratt

The Conspirator (2010) mystery historical drama directed by Robert Redford

Trance (2013) psychological thriller directed by Danny Boyle

Victor Frankenstein (2015) science fantasy horror with Daniel Radcliffe

Split (2016) psychological horror thriller in role as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde / The Beast

Atomic Blonde (2017) action thriller spy with Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella

Submergence (2017) romantic thriller opposite Alicia Vikander

TV Shows

White Teeth (2002) drama miniseries in role as Josh Malfen

He played Leto II Atreides in three-part science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003).

State of Play (2003) drama series in role as Dan Foster

Early Doors (2003) BBC sitcom in role as Liam

Shameless (2004-2005) British black comedy series in role as Steve McBride

He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2019.

His Dark Materials (2019) fantasy adventure series in role as Lord Asriel


Attended the Catholic St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in the Jordanhill area of Glasgow.

Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000.

Has a sister, Joy and a younger half-brother, Donald.

Close friends with Michael Fassbender.

Fan of Celtic Football Club.

He is allergic to horses.

James received three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor:

Three Days of Rain (2009) in role as Walker & Ned

Macbeth (2013) in role as Macbeth

The Ruling Class (2015) in role as Jack Gurney

He voiced Gnomeo in animated fantasy romantic mystery comedy films: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and Sherlock Gnomes (2018).

Supporter of the British Red Cross.

Lives in London, England.


He was married to Anne-Marie Duff (2006-2016), they have one son, Brendan.

He dated Alexandra Shipp (2016) and Emma Neilson (1995-2002).


For me, Charles Xavier is a monk. He's like a selfless, egoless almost sexless force for the betterment of humanity and mortality.

Basically, every character I've ever played, I've based entirely on internal conflict. And I love doing that, because I think it's very human.

Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people need to be told stories. That's all it is. And yet we get treated as though we're important.

Shakespeare's stories are still very strong. He structured fantastic stories about things that were fundamental to the human being and psyche.

I did 'Narnia' because it was a good opportunity and all that, but really? I wanted to play Mr. Tumnus because he's my favourite children's character. That was awesome.

I play football once or twice a week. I eat pretty healthy. I'm in fairly good shape most of the time.

The funny thing is, I've never really hurt myself in an action movie. I've done 'Wanted,' 'X-Men,' 'Welcome To The Punch,' even 'Trance' to a certain extent has little bits of action and stuff, but I've never really hurt myself at all - not even like a sprained ankle.